A Heal's Oak Chair-Table
With a bookcase under one arm and a drop-leaf table at the other, this armchair is a fine piece of 1930s design. It is made of oak and the back adjusts into five different positions by means of a pivoting metal rod. It combines the exposed pegs and dovetails of the Arts & Crafts movement with elements of Art Deco.
Manufactured by the High Wycombe company of Skull, who patented the design, it was most probably retailed by Heal's and features in a 1938 catalogue of their furniture.
The chair is 72.5cm wide with the table down or 101cm with it up. It is 81cm deep and 79cm high.
It is in very good condition. The frame is in its original state, whilst the loose cushions are modern foam replacements.